Want to convert your cheap laptop into a high end gaming PC? there’s an App for that! Yes Nvidia is opening up it’s GeForce Now cloud gaming service on PC for open beta testing. It will be a free software and currently will be able to run around 160 games at upto 120fps.
Previously the service was available only for MacOS running systems, but now it will also be made available to PC / Windows based systems as well. All you need is a 25Mbps internet connection (that is a bit tricky) on a PC having at-least Core i3 CPU at 3.1GHz, 4GB RAM, and a DX9 GPU, you’re set.
This cloud gaming service works by dedicating a GPU to each user, so performance and frame rates are going to be pretty solid. Each GPU being the latest GeForce GTX, it allows users to run games at extreme resolutions and frame rates that are not usually possible on normal PC or Laptops.
The game streaming is currently done from seven data centres located across the US and some in Europe. Nvidia is aiming at keeping the latency at 30ms for every user. Obviously there’s going to be some problems if you live far away from the data centres or your internet connection isn’t reliable.
Nividia will also import your games from Steam and Uplay, including Call of Duty: WWII, Hearthstone, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, PUBG, Rainbow Six Siege, Stardew Valley, and Wolfenstein 2—the full list is available here. Keyboards, mice, and controllers should work as they normally do.
During the beta testing period, every user will be limited to a gaming session of 4 hours. If you are interested in enrolling yourself for this beta program you can do it from “Nvidia GeForce Now website” . Please consider that this service is currently available only in North America and Europe.